A custom recovery image contains the desktop apps you've installed, and the Windows system files in their current state. Recovery images do not contain your documents, personal settings, user profiles, or apps from Windows Store, because that information is preserved at the time you refresh your PC.
When you create a custom recovery image
, recimg will store it in the specified directory, and set it as the active recovery image. If a custom recovery image is set as the active recovery image, Windows will use it when you refresh your PC. You can use the /setcurrent
options to select which recovery image Windows 8 will use. All recovery images have the filename CustomRefresh.wim
. If no CustomRefresh.wim file is found in the active recovery image directory, Windows will fall back to the default image (or to installation media) when you refresh your PC.
This tutorial will show you how to deregister the current active custom recovery image so Windows 8
will not use it anymore when you refresh
your PC. If a recovery image provided by your PC's manufacturer is present, Windows 8 will use that image when you refresh
your PC. Otherwise, Windows 8 will use your installation media when you refresh your PC.
You must be signed in as an administrator
to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.